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Dublin: 16 °C Monday 13 July, 2020

Youth arrested after holding up Dublin store with fake gun

The robbery took place on Botanic Avenue in Drumcondra earlier today.

Mountjoy Garda Station, where the youth is being held.
Mountjoy Garda Station, where the youth is being held.
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GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have arrested a teenager following a robbery at a convenience store on Botanic Avenue in Drumcondra.

At 4.30pm, a lone male entered the store and threatened staff with what was described as a firearm. He made his escape with a sum of money and was pursued by a staff member. No one was injured during the robbery.

A passing garda patrol, which was made aware of the incident, spotted the youth and gave chase on foot. Gardaí said following “a lengthy foot chase” the male, a juvenile, was arrested on Drumcondra Road and brought to Mountjoy Garda Station where he is currently being held.

A sum of money along with what is believed to be an imitation firearm was recovered when he was arrested.

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